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Bored of the usual stir-fries? This refreshing (yes, refreshing) pork stir-fry comes with basil and orange to tantalise your tastebuds. Pop in rice noodles to make this a hearty meal.


  • 500 g pork fillet, trimmed, cubed
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 275 g baby truss tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch gai lan, washed, trimmed, chopped
  • 200 g packet rice noodles, prepared following packet instructions
  • ¹⁄³ cup char siew sauce
  • 1 large orange, segmented
  • 4 green onions, trimmed, sliced
  • ¹⁄³ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp sesame seed oil

In a large bowl, toss pork and cinnamon together. Season to taste.


Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil in a wok or large frying pan on high. Stir-fry pork in two batches, 2 to 3 mins each, until browned all over. Remove from wok and set aside.


Heat remaining oil in wok. Stir-fry garlic and ginger 10 secs, until fragrant. Add tomatoes and gai lan and stir-fry 1 min, until just tender.


Return pork to wok with noodles, sauce, orange and green onion, tossing to combine. Stir-fry 1 to 2 mins, until warmed through. Remove from heat and toss basil through stir-fry. Drizzle with sesame seed oil to serve.

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